Ethelred I 'the Pious', King of Wessex & Kent

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Æþelræd

Nicknames: "Æþelræd", "Ethelred", "Æthelred", "King Aethelbert of /England/", "/Ethelberht/", "Aethelred l /House Wessex/", "/AEthelred/I", "King of Wessex", "The /Great/"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Wessex Kingdom, England
Death: Died in Merton, Devonshire, England
Cause of death: Died of wounds from the Battle at Merdune
Place of Burial: Wimborne, Dorsetshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Aethelwulf, King of Wessex; Ethelwulf King of England, Kent & Wessex and Osburga, Queen Consort of Wessex
Husband of Wulfthryth and Wulfthryth
Father of Elgiva Princess of England; Æthelhelm, Ealdorman of Wiltshire; Ælfgifu and Æthelwold, King Of York & East Anglia
Brother of Æthelstan of Wessex, King of Kent; Ethelswith, Queen of Mercia; Aethelbald, King of Wessex; Aethelbert, King of Wessex, Essex & Kent and Alfred the Great, King of the Anglo-Saxons

Occupation: King 865 - 871, king of Wessex, King of England, King of Wessex (858 - 860), koning van Wessex, Roi, de Wessex, d'Angleterre, King of Kent (839 - 855), King of Wessex (860 - 865/6), Kung i Wessex 865-871, Konge av Wessex og Kent, King of Wessex, Konge
Managed by: Sally Gene Cole
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About Æþelræd

King Ethelred of Wessex (Old English: Æþelræd) (c. 840 – April 23, 871) was the fourth son of King Ethelwulf of Wessex, and an older brother of Alfred the Great. He is sometimes referred to as King Ethelred I of England, but it is open to question whether he should be regarded as a king of England, since in his time the English were still divided into a number of kingdoms, not all of which recognised him as overlord (e.g. Mercia).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%86thelred_of_Wessex

-------------------- King after his brother Ethelbert. He He won big over the Vikings at Reading 871. Ethelred died the same year and was succeeded by his younger brother Alfred The Great King -------------------- Leo: Burke's Guide to the Royal Family, London, 1973 , Reference: 189.

Succeeded his brother Aethelbert. Aethelred's reign was one long struggle against the Danes. Ivarr the Boneless and his brother Halfdan based in Dublin attacked and occupied York in 866 which became a Viking kingdom (Jorvik). The Danes marched south and occupied Nottingham. In 869 they sailed to East Anglia where they killed the local king Edmund. Wessex was then threatened and Aethered and his brother Alfred were engaged in a series of battles with the Danes Ivarr, Halfdan and Guthrun at Reading, Ashdown and Basing. During 870/871 the Danes sacked and plundered their way through the countryside. The next major engagement was at Meretun, in Hampshire, which was an indecisive battle. Aethelred was seriously injured in the battle and died of his wounds at Witchampton, near Wimbourne, where he was buried.

Timeline for King Aethelred I


Historical Timeline 800 - Present


866 

Aethelred becomes king on the death of his brother Aethelbert 
869 

Edmund King of East Anglia resists the Vikings and is killed 
870 

Aethelred defeated by the Danes (Vikings) at Reading 
871 

Aethelred and his brother Alfred defeat the Danes at Ashdown 
871 

Battle of Meretun, Hampshire. Aethelred is mortally wounded and dies. 

http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=ethelred

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Ethelred I 'the Pious', King of Wessex & Kent's Timeline

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837
Wessex Kingdom, England
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855
- 860
Age 18
855
- 860
Age 18
858
858
- 860
Age 21
King of England
859
859
Age 22
Wessex, UK
860
860
Age 23
England, UK
860
Age 23
860
- 866
Age 23
860
Age 23
860
Age 23